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  1. Rule of Law

    by , 11-21-2021 at 01:46 PM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    I have already written about the lack of care in using laws and the constitution as the bases for governmental action, but something has to be done about it, one way or another.

    It bothers me that the federal government has taken over some of the powers of the states, even though the feds are explicitly forbidden from assuming any powers that have not been granted to it. We just have to look at the federal departments to see this. Department of Education, Department of Health ...

    Updated 11-21-2021 at 03:25 PM by PeterL

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  2. How Much" Eliminating Inflation

    by , 10-29-2021 at 10:11 AM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    I don't often think about inflation, but it is present whenever I buy anything, and it is not as benign as some would have us think. There are many measures of inflation, but I like to use a few things to show the change in proportion. You may not remember it, but in 1820 an ounce of gold was worth $20. That same ounce of gold would have sold for $35 in the 1960'a. But that isn't comparable, because the market for gold was highly regulated.

    Another comparison is in the cost of labor ...
  3. Fake Science

    by , 10-14-2021 at 10:03 AM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    I have followed science news for decades, but I have become progressively less impressed with it, because of the lower quality of the reporting. Part of the reason might be that I am more knowledgeable now than I was a few decades ago, but I do think that the writers of science articles are not as familiar with the material they are writing about as was typical in the past. Some articles give me the impression that the writer had no prior knowledge of the subject at hand.

    One recent ...
  4. Something About Post-Apocalyptic Literature

    by , 10-02-2021 at 01:46 PM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    It has been written that a work of fiction is a conversation between the author and the reader, or one side of the conversation. That that implies that the reader must think about and understand what the author is expressing ( see The Role of the Reader by Umberto Eco for more detail). For that reason, I am giving some insight into my novels Causation and Paradoxes and Contradictions.

    I have long had a problem with most apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic literature and movies, because ...
  5. Something About Post-Apocalyptic Literature

    by , 10-02-2021 at 01:44 PM (Memories of the 28th Century)
    It has been written that a work of fiction is a conversation between the author and the reader, or one side of the conversation. That that implies that the reader must think about and understand what the author is expressing ( see The Role of the Reader by Umberto Eco for more detail). For that reason, I am giving some insight into my novels Causation and Paradoxes and Contradictions.

    I have long had a problem with most apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic literature and movies, because ...
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